May 22, 2024  
2021-2022 General Catalog 

Spanish (Minor)

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Program Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss (orally or in writing) abstract subjects and communicate supporting opinions.
  • Critically analyze and interpret cultural artifacts and a wide variety of texts.
  • Deliver coherent presentations on a variety of topics.
  • Be capable of designing lesson plans for language classes (teaching majors).
  • Be capable of incorporating culture into lessons (teaching majors).
  • Demonstrate knowledge of literary terms, genres, and concepts.
  • Narrate and describe in all major time frames, and using level-appropriate vocabulary.
  • Read and write about academic and professional topics.

Program Information

  • All courses must be passed with a “C-” (1.7) or better to be counted in the minor.
  • Students may only count one (1) course in which English is the language of instruction toward the Spanish B.A. (e.g., LANG 3250 , SPAN 3030 ).
  • The Spanish program will accept no more than six (6) credits of upper-division Spanish taken at another institution or on study abroad toward the minor. Transfer credits not covered by articulation must be approved by the Chair of the Department of Languages and Philosophy.
  • Other than transfer credit, internship and study abroad credits should not exceed three (3) credits per denomination. SPAN 4980  should not exceed three (3) credits. Total credit toward a Spanish Major with a SPAN 4890 SPAN 4920 , and SPAN 4980  denomination must not exceed a maximum of six (6) credits.
  • Teacher candidates are also required to take SPAN 4900 - Methods of Teaching Foreign Language .

Program Prerequisites

All students must satisfy these requirements before achieving advanced standing. All Spanish majors and minors have the following core courses which must be satisfied:

Spanish Minor Curriculum (20 Credits)


* SPAN 4610 - Special Topics in Hispanic Studies  may be taken for credit more than once under different titles/topics.

** These courses are part of the State of Utah Spanish Bridge Program and are taught only in high schools and for high school students. They are not taught at SUU for university students.

Total Credits, Minor: 20

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